Sat 25. August
20.00 h Schloss Augustusburg Prices A: € 30 / 24 / 20 / 14 / 10 / 7


Myth and Mastery

Stefan Vladar (Piano)

Stefan Vladar comes from Vienna, once won the International Beethoven Piano Competition in his hometown as its youngest participant, and works today as a professor of piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. “I believe, that I’m more extreme in some things that make up Beethoven, because he was really an extreme composer,” says Vladar. At his evening on piano, two weighty sonatas by Beethoven will be heard: the “Moonlight Sonata,” with its famous beginning that even naysayers of classical music can recognize, and the legendary Opus 111: the last of the 32 piano sonatas, which has also become famous, in part thanks to its literary reception by Thomas Mann. It’s a delightful juxtaposition with Haydn’s last London Piano Sonata, Hob. XVI:51, a no less important “Sonata for the Pianoforte.” Haydn wrote them for a technically and musically well-versed young London pianist.

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Andante con variazioni in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 for piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 for piano “Moonlight Sonata”

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50, for piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in C minor, Op. 111, for piano


Schloss Augustusburg
Schloss Augustusburg